Parents occupying full time jobs must add to their daily routine the preparation of lunches for their children. Until we win the lottery and hire a personal cook, there are quick and easy options available to everyone.
President's Choice Blue Menu products are prepared by a group of experts. Nutritionists and researchers, elaborate recipes based on what is recommended by Health Canada's Food Guide. To be approved, each product must meet at least one of these objectives: higher in Omega-3, higher in fibre, lower in fat, lower in sodium or containing soy proteins.
With the number of overweight children three times higher than 25 years ago, the team behind PC's Blue Menu, believes parents must set the example at an early age.
Using their products, here are a few examples for snacks and lunches:
- Reduced Fat Shepherd's Pie (made of extra lean ground beef)
- Vegetarian Chili
- Sandwich made of Oven Roasted Chicken Breast and Whole Wheat Bun
- Tomato and Basil Turkey Breast and Snack Crackers - Wheat
- Raisin Bran Flax Muffins
- Smooth and Crunchy Peach Yogurt with Granola
As many schools do not allow peanut butter sandwiches in lunches, keep it for the week-end. Ask your kids to help and make it a fun family moment. Use Blue Menu Almond Butter, Mixed Berry Fruit Spread and Whole Wheat Buns. Regular peanut butter contains oil and sometimes, sugar.
PC's Blue Menu offers a wide variety of healthy affordable foods. Consult their official website, you will be surprised by the choices appealing to even the most difficult children. http://www.presidentschoice.ca/LCLOnline/products.jsp?brandId=2&type=browse